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helping others in need could save you a bundle come tax time. >> those stories plus the weather as 11 news continues. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i think it will flat line as far as temperatures is concerned. we're watching storms, developing storms. there was a disturbance last night. you may notice some raindrops on the roof of your car this morning. that has gone past us. >> so little i did not notice. >> we have a breezy conditions. little wider view, we can see
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the departing weather system up and new england. it is over my shoulder in new england. that is pulling away. the weather is improving on the eastern seaboard. from texas into georgia, you see a new storm of developing. that will make a beeline for us tomorrow. we have a range chance tomorrow. details on that forecast is coming up in just a minute. our temperatures this morning have not dropped into the 30's. mostly in the 40's this morning. we will look at the weather details in just a minute. >> thank you. good morning. a lot of folks trying to make those returns this morning. we have one problem in kingsville. a closure at harford road. enclosures because of fire department activity. 57 on the north side through
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parkville. problem free towards the harrisburg expressway. 50 on the outer loop as you make your way past 75. a smooth start on 70. in nice start if you travel across the bay bridge. wind warnings are in effect. the bay bridge is running smoothly. no delays to and from the eastern shore. this is the fort mchenry. 95 in the southbound direction, no delays. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> someone in maryland will cop a new millionaire. the winning ticket for the christmas day powerball jackpot was sold in cecil county. kim dacey joins us live with more on the story. what a nice christmas gift. >> the winner has not come forward yet. this is only the second time someone from maryland has won the entire jackpot.
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the winning powerball ticket was sold on christmas eve at wesley's restaurant on telegraph road in elkon. the owner said this was the first time his business ever had a winning ticket. the lucky winner is about to be $125 million richer. they will get a lump sum of $79 million. that's $52 million after taxes. but other marylanders will benefit, too. the state gets a portion of the revenue that will go to the general fund. state lottery officals say it's possible the winner has no idea they have won, or they could still be in shock. >> most people take a little longer, couple of weeks, maybe even a month or two. it depends. we usually advise people to talk to a financial adviser or an accountant, an attorney, you know, think about what you're going to do. >> you may want to double check your tickets. the winning powerball numbers were 14, 16, 30, 51, 52, and the powerball is 19. there are still 13 second-tier prize winners out there who
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still have to collect their money. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. most were welcoming family and friends to celebrate the holiday yesterday, some spent the day saying goodbye to love one's. a group of soldiers shipped out of atlanta. volunteers turned out to atlanta's airport to give the servicemen and women a grand sendoff. the troops say returning to the war effort is part of what they signed up to do. >> it is my job. my family is supportive. let's go and finish the job. >> volunteers send the troops on a hot meal and aa heightenay visit from santa. some spent the day putting this
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together -- putting a gigifts tg ether. any donated and made scarves. the care packages will be given to a local shelter and soup kitchen. prosecutors say a woman of baltimore used fraudulent funds to pay her credit card bills and taxes. she is reported to a taken more the past0,00 ove five years. >> one man is dead after a weekend shooting. police responded to giles road on saturday night and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. he later died.
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no word on a possible suspect or motive. a house fire in northeast baltimore on sunday night. crews were called to in the morgan park. just after 6:30. the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. nobody was injured and no word on an estimate. the home did suffered extensive damage. the new year is less than a week away, which doesn't give you a lot of time to finish up those last-minute tasks you may want to finish off. >> making a charitable donation. a small the nation could save you a ton of money in april. >> a sure-fire way to reduce your tax bill next april -- donate to a charity by the end of this week. >> they will be happy to except
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your cash and you're used items. >> there is no doubt that charities need your help. food banks or any another year with shortages. >> it is a more difficult year for the food bank and for many people seeking food assistance. >> good will have a record year. 3 million americans to work. the salvation army provided assistance in one form or of another to around 30 million people, including long lines are recipients for this year's paper angel christmas gift drive. a country singer who was a paper angel recipient himself at age eight wrote a song about that. >> ♪ paper angel in my thoughts and prayers ♪
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>> it is not just about christmas time we should be helping. we should be helping all year round. >> to make it tax deductible, it must be daunted by saturday. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. -- it must be donated. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. bargain shopping is the name of the game around the holidays. how many people are using a 100% discount? >> a crime spree in texas. >> it is a nice weekend. sprinkles and showers move to our north. the good weather continues tomorrow. >> folks will need the good weather as we take a live picture. a lot of folks heading out to make their returns. 95 looks good at the fort mchenry.
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for north overnight. >> good morning. we have a few scattered clouds this morning. the temperatures have remained mostly in the 40's. not bad. a little breeze out there this morning. that helps to keep the temperature up just a little bit. 46 right now at the inner harbor. 6:11. look at the radar. that disturbance is producing rain off new england. some like a fax nose behind it,
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but they are dissipating in pennsylvania and new york state. -- some like effect snow. 43 is the typical high this time of year. record snowfall for record was 9.3 inches. 43 at the ocean. 39 in edgewood. a few places have dropped into the 30's. skies have begun to clear a little bit. in the 20's out in far western maryland. 28 in oakland. a lot of the clouds have broken up around the bayl. . high pressure is moving in. a new storm is developing down to the south. that storm system will change our weather for tomorrow. the high pressure today gives us some good conditions.
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temperatures not extreme. the coldest ratings are up in new england and around salt lake city. readings in the teens -- the coldest reading this up in new england. low 40's during the day today. partly cloudy skies. northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. here's the developing storm. we will begin to pick up some clotted as from the storm. today looks fair. we will be cloudy tomorrow morning and then rain chances increasing. by tomorrow evening, the storm and the rain will be pulling out of the picture. some minor accumulations to the west are possible in garrett county. 47 today. 46 tomorrow. tomorrow we will see clouds and a rain chance. wednesday and thursday, a lot of
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sunshine with temperatures in the mid 40's 4 highs. friday into saturday, a new disturbance is moving in. we do not know how significant the rain will be. scattered showers and temperatures up near 50 or so. the chip pass out of the picture by the end of the weekend. >> the morning commute is shipping out pretty well. folks are off this week. we have a closure in kingsville because of fire activity. if you head out on the north side, 54 miles per hour. problem free on the harrisburg expressway and the j.f.x. into town. the major roadways are cooperating. this is 50 at sandy point. wind warnings remained in effect at the bay bridge.
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be extra careful. the rest of the area bridges so far all looking pretty good. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. no delays to report here or at the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> holiday tragedy strikes a small town in texas when seven people are found dead in an apartment. there was a call early on sunday morning and four women and three men were shot to death. police believe they are related. two guns were found at the house. a town in connecticut is struggling with a horrific holiday loss after five fellow members die in a house fire. a neighbor shot cell phone video of the blaze which killed three children and two grandparents on christmas morning.
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thousands of residents in washington state had to celebrate the holiday without lights because trees were toppled by a high winds. city workers had to come in to close roads. the wind reached gusts of more than 50 miles an hour in the seattle area on christmas day. american retailers are preparing for many happy returns. stores are bracing for returns of almost 10% on any dollar spent. brian mooar has more on one of the biggest shopping days. >> after speeding around the globe to deliver all his gifts on time -- >> jingle bells jingle all the way. >> santa and his friends spent some time surfing in cocoa beach, florida. and if facebook's any measure, the man in red did a pretty good job this year. foul weather left ups scrambling to get tens of
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thousands of packages delivered on time. and speaking of scrambling, it's now crunch time for the republican presidential candidates. just eight days left before iowa. meanwhile, president obama and the first family are chilling in sunny hawaii. this is of course the season of giving, and many spent their christmas day doing just that. 1800 meals served at a church in north carolina. 22,000 in atlanta. and in florida, volunteers delivered boxes of groceries to their needy neighbors. now that christmas is over, it's time for serious shoppers to spring back into action. >> on average, the week after christmas accounts for up to 10% of holiday season sales. so it's a very important week to close out the season. >> ok, it may not be this out of control if you're planning to hit the malls today, but if you are looking for bargains, you know you're going to pay a price. the national retail federation says eight in 10 people bought
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gift cards this holiday season. but what about returns? i have a feeling a lot of people will be doing that today. i'm brian mooar in washington. >> keep it. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what will you remember most about this holiday season? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> it looks like more people are using their five finger discount to get those holiday gifts this year. shoplifting is up 6% this year. experts blamed higher jobless rates and lower wages for the increase. huge holiday crowds make it easier for some people to slip something under their coats.
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at least 800,000 drivers will require assistance this holiday season. they will remove at least 100,000 sets of keys from locked vehicles. 800,000 calls is still a small percentage of the population. stocks are closed today. but business and money never sleeps. cali carlin has more in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. nearly half of u.s. adults are optimistic that 2012 will be better for their finances. part of the optimism may stem from the fact that many people plan to make financial changes like cutting back on eating out or go to the movies and using more coupons. 80% of americans will not focus on financial planning in their
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new year's resolution. this lack of focus is that the highest level of the survey's history. respondents say they don't make enough money to worry about it. younger investors are not shy 1bout stocks in their 51 0 k's. if you're not shopped out, walmart is holding a huge clearest event with savings throughout the store on duty, home goods, and sporting goods. walmart says the stores will feature 50% off christmas candy, toys, and home decor. u.s. markets did closed higher for the holiday. i am cali carlin with the bloomberg business report. >> at 42 degrees on tv hill.
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one of the most reckless sports place of the age. coming up, look at the huge touchdown move by drum simpson -- jerome simpson. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what will you remember most about this holiday season? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> as you up to date on your morning commute. not too bad this monday morning. not a lot of folks have to work. we have a closure in closure at harford road. fire activity there. 58 miles per hour on the north side. 48 -- did not anticipate any significant delays. 51 on 97 north and southbound. problem free along 100. we will check the bay bridge. no delays at the toll plaza to and from the eastern shore. fort mchenry looks good. same goes for the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. the skies have begun to clear. if you sprinkles as far south of
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baltimore. temperatures in a couple of places have dropped into the 30's of the maryland line. we expect near 50 for the high today with sunshine breaking through. a few more clouds to the northwest. a pretty nice day today. details on the forecast are coming up. >> good morning. it has come to this -- a ravens win on sunday, they win the afc north and clinch a first-round bye. a loss, they could fall back to the fifth seed, which would mean a possible trip to denver or oakland. john harbaugh watched the ravens beat the browns and watch them to dominate the first half. joe flacco to ed dixon. in the second quarter, the ravens pouring it on.
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a perfect pass. 20-0 ravens at the hav lf. watch display. josh cribbs. he starts right in cuts left. he goes 84 yards and he is gone. a brand-new game. the browns scored again in the fourth quarter. two minutes left. this play never works -- except saturday against the browns. phil taylor jumps and that is the ballgame. john harbaugh watches his team go unbeaten at home for the first time ever. >> this is a tremendous accomplishment. credit goes to the players a first, the coaches, but it also goes to our fans. over the course of time since the ravens came to baltimore,
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and from my experience, there is not been a better stated in the league that m&t bank stadium. >> john harbaugh with a master's degree in public relations. the ravens are 11-4 and a still not locked up the afc north championship. that game has been changed on sunday to 4:15. we want to show you this again. number 14 throwing to jersom simpson. -- jerome. he jumps over washington and lands on his feet. 23-16 since the day. -- some added. this plate is the talk of the nfl. that is unbelievable -- this plate is the talk of the nfl. the packers beat the bears.
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>> he was a great high jumper in college. >> but to do with a guy trying to take your feet off. >> the ravens will be in cincinnati. >> i think the ravens will win. >> they'd look for simpson to do that. 42 degrees on tv hill. meet one of the best mountain climbers in the world. he is only 15 years old. >> a new millionaire in maryland things to the powerball jackpot. i have details coming up. >> two holiday w
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